Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year.
Each of these women is central to a family. Every one of these women has people who love her. Just being there to support and honor her means everything. That’s why we're participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
Our hearts are heavy however as we're participating this year for a much bigger reason - the loss of a dear Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Cousin, Niece and Teacher - Melissa George.
Melissa lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer in June of this year and together, we carry on the Legacy of Melissa's Ladyballers in her memory.
Melissa fought everyday following her diagnosis and now we will too! Like so many women around the World, Melissa was taken much too soon. But her strength and determination to fight and live her life to the fullest was an inspiration to us all. Her memory will live on as we continue the fight - Together.
The Walk celebrates the hope we carry with us every day – the hope for a future without this disease.
This year’s goal is to raise $2.1 million. Every dollar we raise supports Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity entirely dedicated to this important cause. Funds will be used to provide support, increase awareness, and fund vital research so that we can change the future for the women we love.
So join us Virtually this year as we 'Walk' together, raising funds and awareness in hopes of one day finding a cure for Ovarian Cancer. This year's Virtual Walk is Sunday, September 12th.
So give today and give generously.
After all, together we can make a difference.
For the loved ones in your life. For those around the World
And finally, for Melissa ❤